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Southern Burma Uncovered

14 Nights: from US$3893 Trip Code: SBU0002

Most tourists never make it into the southern reaches of Burma, but those who do are rewarded with beautiful countryside, deserted beaches, incredible pagodas and a rich history. Read more >

Perhaps you're on your second trip to Burma and want to see something you haven't seen before - or perhaps you're a first-timer who simply wants to get off the beaten track and do something a bit different. Whether the former or the latter, this could be the perfect itinerary for you.

The trip begins in Yangon, the heart of Burma, where the golden Shwedagon Pagoda stands sentinel over a city jostling with colonial buildings and fascinating markets. From here your adventure begins in earnest as you travel first to the sacred Golden Rock - a huge, gold-covered boulder balanced improbably on the edge of a precipice.

From here you'll make your way to the lush mountains and caves of Hpa An, where you can opt to trek to the top of Mount Zwe Kabin and visit caves packed with thousands of Buddha statues, before moving on to Mawlamyine, the former capital of British colonial Burma. This is the city that inspired Rudyard Kipling's famous poem Mandalay and played host to George Orwell in the 1920s - and with fewer tourists and less urban development than Yangon, it's easy to imagine yourself in the Burma of yesteryear.

Leaving Mawlamyine behind, you'll spend three days exploring beautiful beachside Dawei - a little-known area of Burma that was only opened to tourism in 2013 - then finally move south to Myeik - the ideal jumping-off point for some boating excursions into the stunning and undeveloped Andaman Islands: a real Burmese paradise.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day
  • All airport transfers
  • All domestic flights as described in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised Inside Burma Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed or referred to as optional in the day-by-day

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the desert islands of the Andaman Sea
  • Discover the colonial history of Yangon and Mawlamyine
  • Explore uncharted Dawei, only recently opened to tourists
  • Visit the vertiginous Golden Rock, one of Burma's most sacred sites
  • Hike to the top of Mount Zwe Kabin
  • Marvel at Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda and the caves of Hpa An

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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